Principal Certification Investigation At Apple Springs School

Howard Powers
Howard Powers

by Jessica Cervantez

There's now an internal investigation on an Apple Springs Independent School District principal.

Principal Howard Powers has been accused of not having a principal certification.

After the East Texas News looked up Powers on the Texas Education Agency website to find out his certification, nothing showed he was certified to be a principal.

However, it did show his certification for teaching secondary history, PE, and driver education.

The East Texas News spoke to Apple Springs Independent School District Superintendent Greg Spivey, who is aware of the situation and he says they are taking it very seriously. There is now an internal investigation.

Spivey says Powers has been a principal for three years and has been a principal at other school districts previously.

The matter is on the agenda for Monday night's school board meeting.